Campaigning news from the North East
A local group of blind and partially sighted campaigners in Stobhill – including volunteer campaigners Bob Potter, and Joyce and John Anderson – have had a fantastic success in their fight against a new shared space scheme.
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council has become the first council in the North East to launch a ‘Street Charter’ as part of our 'Who put that there!' campaign.
On Friday 16 September, our Regional Campaigns Officer for the North East, Francesca Di Giorgio, and our Head of Policy and Campaigns, Dan Pescod, met with Middlesbrough Council to promote our See, Plan and Provide vision rehabilitation campaign.
A local campaigner in Sunderland has taken action to highlight the need for a new pedestrian crossing near her home. Following her work with our Regional Campaigns Officer, Sunderland City Council have now approved a new crossing.
A group of campaigners from South Tyneside are challenging a new development in their town centre. The newly refurbished market place features a number of barriers to blind and partially sighted people and makes them feel excluded from their local area.